Under 8 Kynog United VSallins

Kynog Utd 1-0 Sallins Celtic


Kynog’s youngsters recorded their first win of their first season as they shaded a close match against Sallins on a cold morning in Timahoe. Kynog started brightly and put Sallins under pressure from the start with Ciaran Casey making some great runs down the left wing and the Kynog Utd midfield of Josh Harris, Joshua Lee and Justin Reilly keeping Sallins in their own half for long periods with some great passing and strong running, while Jack Francis of Sallins made tackle after tackle in defence to keep Kynog out. Sallins worked their way into the game with Aaron Dalton and Louis Aarshiouk combining well and it was only a fantastic last ditch tackle from Kynog captain, Cathal Walsh, that kept them out just before half-time. The second half followed a similar pattern with Kynog pressing for a winner and Sallins trying to catch Kynog on the break. Ben O’Haire and Luke Farrell combined to first set up Owen Melia and then Brian Crosse who both went close, while Thomas Fallon broke up Sallins attacks as the match moved into its closing stages. It looked as though the match was going to end in a draw until man-of-the-match, Johnny Byrne picked up a loose ball in midfield, went past two Sallins defenders and drove an unstoppable shot into the corner of the Sallins net to give Kynog the win, but this was a match that both teams took a great deal of credit from for their performance and enthusiasm as they put on a great show for another large crowd at Kynog Park.